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Morris Ray Bitzer
Evansville, Ind.
Morris Ray Bitzer, 83, of Evansville, ended his earthly struggles at 2:10 p.m. Tuesday, July 8, 2014, at Heritage Care Center.
Born December 10, 1930, in Greencastle, IN, he was the son of Orville and Alma (Crabtree) Bitzer.
Morris was a graduate of Greencastle High School. Upon graduation he enlisted in the U.S. Navy serving in the Mediterranean. He later attended Laines Drafting College and completed many courses in computer programming.
Morris retired from Welborn Baptist Hospital where he worked as a Methods Analyst. Prior to joining Welborn, Morris served as Systems Analyst for General Electric, Philco and Hughes Aircraft. He was a member of Trinity United Church of Christ in Mt. Vernon.
Morris is survived by sons, Dr. Morris "Rusty" (Joni) Bitzer, of Evansville, Mark (Beverly) Bitzer, of Fountain Valley, CA; and daughter, Beth Bitzer, or Evansville; five grandchildren, Andrew (Megan) Bitzer, of Jasper, Nicole (Brandon) Jackson, of Evansville, Connor, Cory and Jake Bitzer, of Fountain Valley, CA.; six great-grandchildren, Ayden and Maverick Bitzer and Kyle, Heidi, Ty and Tensley Jackson.
Morris was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara Jean (Reed) Bitzer; and son, Paul Daniel Bitzer.
The family will receive friends on Saturday from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m.
Services will be conducted beginning at 11 a.m. at Bittles and Hurt Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Forest Hill Cemetery in Greencastle.
Memorial contributions can be made in Morris' name to the Vanderburgh County Humane Society or Heritage Hospice in Evansville.
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Published in Courier Press on July 11, 2014
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